Resetting Plumb Lines In Uvalde – A Sermon On Amos 7:7-17 and Luke 10:25-37

The Lord said to Amos, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people.” (Amos 7:7-17) God speaks these words to Amos while standing next to a wall built with a plumb line. A plumb line,…

Enlarging Life In Uvalde – A Sermon On Luke 8:26-39

It’s not too difficult to make some connections between the man in today’s gospel (Luke 8:26-29) and ourselves and what has happened in Uvalde. Though his circumstances may be different from ours, we’re not that different from him. The man…

Living The Unbearable In Uvalde – A Sermon On John 16:12-15

Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash Jesus said to the disciples, "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” When I read today’s gospel (John 16:12-15) about the unbearable and began preparing this sermon I thought…

Uvalde Weeps – A Sermon On Jeremiah 31:15-17

Have you seen the front page of today’s newspaper? It’s the first issue since the shooting. When I saw the front page this morning I said to myself, “That’s what I feel like.” Look at it. There’s a date, May…

Prayer For Uvalde – Lament And Hope, Light In The Darkness

The following liturgy will be prayed this evening, May 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. central time in person and online at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Uvalde, Texas. Officiant: Light and peace, in Jesus Christ our Lord.People: Thanks be to God.…

Light And Bells For Uvalde

To symbolize our prayers for Uvalde, the lives that were lost and the families, friends, and loved ones who are grieving, we will light 22 luminarias for 22 days outside St. Philip's Episcopal Church & School. Similarly, at noon each day…

Battling For The Heart Of Humanity – A Sermon on 1 Samuel 17:1, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49

We all face giants, Philistines, in our lives. Sometimes it’s personal and unique to our particular situation. Goliath might be an illness, loneliness, the loss of a loved one. Maybe a rift in a relationship is standing tall. Or maybe it feels as if your life is moving out of control and you’re powerless to do anything. Other times Goliath might be more systemic. It’s mass shootings in our country, violence throughout the world, war in the middle east, racism, immigration. Goliath shows up in lots of ways. 

Every time Goliath shows up the battle lines are drawn. The battle is not, however, what we often think it is.

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